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Dec 19, 2012 2:00am PST
: citizens have begun to take action following the tragedy in newtown connecticut and in some cases have already achieved results. investors in cerberus capital management including the california state teacher's retirement system put enough pressure on the firm to force them to announce to sell gun manufacturers they own including bushmaster, the maker of the ar-15. dick's sporting goods one of the country's largest sellers of firearms has temporarily suspended the sale of assault rifles and calls are heating up on walmart the nation's largest seller of firearms to follow suit. joining us now is george zornick, washington reporter for the nation. you wrote a fascinating piece today about walmart. describe it. legislation isn't the only way to accomplish gun control. what are the other levers and pressure points? >> sure, i mean you look at what walmart has done over the past couple of years. expanding gun sales to more than half of their stores which is where it used to be a third or less, and it is something that t
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
nearest to newtown connecticut and is banning sale from its chains of semi-automatic weapons. >> for how long? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: good for them but let's -- exactly, out of respect for the victims and the families last week. it was unclear how long. >> bring them back. >> stephanie: by the way they're known as modern sporting rifles. modern sporting. >> what sport do you use them for? >> stephanie: i think we know. yeah. again, it comes after reports about whether that adam lanza tried to buy a gun from dick's. you know. that's exactly right. like whether it is the nra or whoever, how long? is this just going to be something they pay lip service because they have to look indecent and then they don't actually -- >> or are they going to work up to their name. >> i think most republicans are willing to have a serious conversation about what this means and they're taking a second look at what the second amendment means in the 21st century. >> stephanie: well good. exactly. w
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
that president obama told governor malloy in connecticut that friday was the hardest day of his presidency. abc's "good morning america" spoke exclusively with some of the first responders in newtown. the fire chief saying he had never seen anything of this magnitude and his daughter, who is also a firefighter and ems captain expressing the sadness of getting to sandy hook elementary ready to help and not being able to. >> we're trained to do this. and we wanted people. we want to take care of people and keep them alive and there's nothing we could do. >> as steph mentioned earlier "meet the press" producer tweeted out that all 31 progun rights senators were invited to appear on the program and none of them agreed to do so. democratic senator who does back the nra and gets an a for his pro gun position is speaking out today saying we do need to have a sensible, reasonable debate. we're back after the break. the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you'
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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
, connecticut, new hampshire. i think hawaii is on that list too. one, two, three, four, five. and the district of columbia plus the state of this year just added, maryland and washington plus, remember the president of the united states himself, who used to be on the fence on this issue has now come out and said he full ly sports same-sex marriage. the obama administration has refused to defend the defense of marriage act. john boehner and eric cantor are still doing it, but the administration is not. the department of justice is not. they said they don't believe in the defense of marriage act any more and they wereare not going to defend it and they hope congress over turns it. george will said here is one of the reasons why politically it has changed. >> they can say it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. quite literally, the opposition to day garianingmarriage is dying. it's old people. >> it's old people. they are dying off. >> that's an accurate way to put it. >> bill: you talk to young people t
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
from connecticut. >> yeah. >> stephanie: and actress melissa fitzgerald, jim -- >> ummm. >> stephanie: live in hour about three. >> ummm. ummm. >> stephanie: stop it. [ buzzer ] >> oh gross! >> stephanie: pull yourself to together! not for a couple of hours. rolland sexy liberal tour director, we have chosen a great charity, the brady center to prevent gun violence. i was read some stuff about what the nra spends as compared to gun control groups and it really is stunning. >> the nra has been no en casa since thursday. they took down their facebook page. >> stephanie: yeah i think it was the one election where people lost seats that made all of these congress people so scared. they don't have that great of record. like six of the seven they backed laws. they are being scared of nothing in my opinion. paper tiger. that's what i'm going to call them. >> hum. >> okay. >> stephanie: all right. i feel a little word this morning. i haven't had much sleep. >> do you need some coffee? >> stephanie: i haven't had time to have my coffee yet. i was giving out biscuit
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